Two FOs!

Mystic Waters Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Mystic Waters Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Mystic Waters Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Mystic Waters Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Started: 24th October 2007
Finished: 27th February 2008
Yarn: Wollmeise lace-weight in "Pfefferminz Prinz" (dark)
Needles: Addi Lace, 3.5 mm / 80 cm
Pattern: Mystic Waters Lace Shawl by Anna Dalvi (aka Knit & Knag)

At last I got around to taking some photos of this shawl. It's so huge that I can't get all the details least not without help of a model.

Anyway, as you can see, I've finished this shawl back in February.

I'm extremely proud of this FO. It's such a beautiful pattern coupled with gorgeous Wollmeise yarn.

Funny story attached to the shawl: On Saturday (22.03.2008) I went over to show the shawl to a friend who works at a LYS. When I got there, there was an Arabian lady (you know, the type that wear total black and cover everything up apart from the eyes) with her son there. She was crocheting something and was talking to my friend. As soon as she saw my shawl, she wanted to buy it off me. I'm pretty sure she would pay a very high price for it....but with the shawl being such a work of toil and its being my first one, I couldn't part with it. However, having someone who was willing to pay a handsome sum in Euro for a shawl that I knit is such a compliment.

But wait, there's one more!

Raku-Clapotis, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Raku-Clapotis, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Raku-Clapotis, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Start: 05th February 2008
Finish: 21st March 2008
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle, 100% Superwash Merino in "Raku-Regenbogen" (Light and in an older version of the Raku)
Needles: 4.5 mm - 80 cm Addi Lace
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert from Knitty Fall 2004

Yay! It's finished. I really like it.

I used up most of the yarn. By the end, I have about 15 g of the yarn left. I think I could have added one more repeat to the straight rows (I've added 3 extra repeats already).

I'm going to send this one away. ;-) I've also started on a new one for myself in "Emil".

Well, that's all I have to show. Have a great week, everyone!

Current Mood: Good but tired.


crmartin's picture

That is extraordinarily beautiful. Excellent work.



WOW - I'm absolutely speechless! I would want to buy it too.

QueerJoe's picture

Spectacular color and your knitting is perfectly wonderful.

It's great when folks truly understand the value of something hand-made...even when seen through a burka eye-screen.

Nice job.

TomH's picture

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful ... Congrats! I'm bookmarking the Mystic Waters pattern. I was hoping you'd model it.

steve kadel's picture

i'm in awe for the shawl

we put birds on things

Thor's picture

As always, your knitting and your photography are breath-taking!

albert's picture

As with the others, brilliant work and photography. If this is your first lace shaw, WoW!

RareSteek's picture

These are amazing. What can I do but fall down in obeisance? "I am not worthy! I am not worthy!"


You do such consistently lovely work - thanks for posting - your posts are never a disappointment!

ronhuber's picture

Your work is wonderful. That shawl is a piece of art and if you don't wear it, you should hang it on the wall. It is gorgeous. Wonderful photography.

Asplund's picture

What a beautiful shawl - and the photos are spectacular!

Kerry's picture

Victor, beautiful shawls, you've done a great job. And I love the colours.

You always amaze me!

RareSteek's picture

These are so beautiful. One question. The second shawl, 'Clapotis', uses fingering weight yarn. I looked up the sock yarn you used and there are 350 metres per skein. You do not say (or at least I cannot see) how many skeins you used for the one shown. Curious as to how much was required. Thanks. It is amazing stuff.


Elemmaciltur's picture miss some infos there. I used only 1 hank of the 100% superwash merino Sock yarn (there are 4 types of Wollmeise sock yarns and the yardage varies). The 350 metres / 100 g is correct. However, Wollmeise sock yarns come in 150 g hank, so there are about 526 metres to a hank. ;-)

Asbjörn's picture

This is all so !#$@-ing beautiful I don't even know what to say. Both pieces are incredible!


MMario's picture

Finally managed to get on a computer that didn't block the photos.


I repeat; *WOW*
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